Speaking in two places at once!

Thanks to pre-recording my messages, I was able to speak at two churches today! (Thanks technology!) The first was at Harcourt Memorial United Church in Guelph, Ontario, for their Affirming Sunday Service! With everything going on, it felt most appropriate to share about the challenge of balancing both grief & joy. My message is aboutContinue reading “Speaking in two places at once!”

It’s complicated.

I almost didn’t post this. But I’m 40 now, so screw it, I’m not editing myself anymore! I wrote this after a recent visit with my parents. (I hid this from them  on social media. Because I do love them and don’t want to hurt them. But being honest about hard things is important.) ThisContinue reading “It’s complicated.”

Church.

Pausing along the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows Dyke trails to breathe in the mountain fog. Right now, this is my church. On my bike, sweating down these trails, God and I have it out. Almost every day. This (quarantine) time feels uncertain, in more ways than one. So, I confess my scariest fears. MyContinue reading “Church.”

My story for Dark Glass Theatre’s “Trespass”

Instructions for a life: Pay attention.  Be astonished.  Tell someone.  I grew up in a large Pentecostal church, baptized days after being born. God and Jesus were always a huge part of my life. My youth was full of Christian conventions, church summer camps and Friday night youth groups. I always believed the church wasContinue reading “My story for Dark Glass Theatre’s “Trespass””

Another letter to Baby Chomiak: She will never say “I love you, Daddy”.

Hello my little one…. it’s me. [We will teach you about Adele when you grow up a bit!] I can’t even believe you are already 28 weeks along, and growing so strong inside of Mama’s belly. Wow, you are doing so great little bean! First let me thank you for a precious gift you haveContinue reading “Another letter to Baby Chomiak: She will never say “I love you, Daddy”.”

A letter to Baby Chomiak

My dear sweet little bean, You don’t know it yet, but you are so entirely loved. These past few weeks, the word miracle has taken shape inside of your Mama, and I have had the honor of having a front row seat to the unfolding of it all. Let me tell you a little bitContinue reading “A letter to Baby Chomiak”

I’m gonna be a Mom. :D

We announced our big news on the social medias today, and I did this little illustration for the occasion. Our hearts are dancing, and we breathe in these moments of joy after a long journey.  😀 😀  

GCN Conference 2015: Learning to love better.

I have said it before and I will say it again: Attending the Gay Christian Network Conference continues to be the most “Christian” experience I have had in my entire 34-year church-going existence. This was my wife and I’s fourth consecutive conference – and not only does it feel like an ever-growing family reunion –Continue reading “GCN Conference 2015: Learning to love better.”

Writing about Cove church on Rachel Held Evan’s blog

**UPDATE: A shorter version of this story made it into Rachel’s book “Searching For Sunday“, so keep an eye out for it! So grateful to her for sharing so many important stories. Since our little church Cove closed in May 2013, I have been wanting to write about it. Once I got past the shock,Continue reading “Writing about Cove church on Rachel Held Evan’s blog”

Experiencing GCN 2014 “Live it Out”

January 9 – 12, 2014 of this year, we were fortunate enough to go to our third GCN [Gay Christian Network] Conference. Every year it changes location to a different major city in the US – this year was Chicaaaaaaago! While no one could have planned the Polar Vortex-thingie…. the amount of love and warmthContinue reading “Experiencing GCN 2014 “Live it Out””